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Counselling and guidance


Laurea's students guidance comprises providing guidance for the students in their studies, building up their study skills, supporting their competence development and career guidance as well as providing advisory and support services.

Laurea offers its students opportunities for planning their own studies, developing their competence and completing a degree in target time. New students will receive orientation to the studies, learning environments and various implementation methods of studies. 

Orientation for students is provided by peer instructors (student tutors).  Group-based guidance is being developed by bringing together students who have similar goals, for example in terms of completing their studies on an accelerated schedule or career goals.

The students' competence development is supported and guided not only through guidance during the study units but also through work placements and when writing the thesis.

Career guidance supports students in recognizing their personal strengths and weaknesses, their career options and the consequences of these options. They are guided in identifying their personal goals in the world of work. These goals are supported in the Career planning study unit.

The students are responsible for their own studies. An effort is made to support students in forming groups and experiencing communality in their studies. The students are supported by their teacher tutors, senior lecturers, student tutors of their own units and guidance and counselling service actors.

The advisory and support services guide the students in all matters related to the studies. The students are also supported by other actors working together with Laurea: student health care, the student union LAUREAMKO, parishes and other actors.